L.C. BIRD 33, THOMAS DALE 0 L.C. Bird’s defense reigned supreme in the Battle of Chester, holding Thomas Dale to less than 100 total yards of offense as Bird cruised to victory 33-0. The Knights weren’t able to sustain a long drive, and they picked at the Skyhawks’ defense,... Read more
Thomas Dale 36, Cosby 6 Just when doubt clouded the Knights’ season opener and first few weeks of the season, the Dark Zone arrived. Thomas Dale turned two turnovers into touchdowns, amassed eight sacks, and held Cosby’s standout running back (Joe Hunt-put in if it is?) to just 31... Read more
A sign of an excellent program, one that has reached dynasty levels, is an 11-1 season being considered an off year. That’s exactly what L.C. Bird did last year, falling short of its fourth consecutive 5A state championship as they fell to Hermitage in second round. The Skyhawks have... Read more
A senior-laden group pushed Thomas Dale to their best playoff performance since they won the 2009 state championship under head coach Vic Williams. The Knights won three playoff games, defeating Woodbridge, C.D. Hylton, and Cosby before falling to Oscar Smith in the 6A state semi-finals. “These guys had lots... Read more
Meadowbrook, under the direction of Bill Bowles, had long been a consistent winner and contender, bringing home a state championship in 2006. After several successful years under Troy Taylor, former Amelia coach Adam Tiller took the reins in 2015. The result was another 5A South playoff berth that ended... Read more
First year head coach D.L. Johnson entered his first season with a goal of achieving a .500 record. His team outperformed that goal, finishing the regular season 7-3 and earning a playoff berth in an ultra-competitive 5A South. While they fell to then three-time defending state champions L.C. Bird... Read more
Before he’s even stepped on a high school football field, his name is already known. If one hasn’t heard, here’s your chance. Chris Tyree. More importantly, college recruiters have already learned his name. As a result, the rising freshman at Thomas Dale picked up his second offer this past... Read more
A leader is someone who demonstrates what’s possible. Thomas Dale’s Matt Lawton emerged from a two-quarterback system early last season and came out on the other side as a team leader. That leadership has been rewarded, as the Knights quarterback received his first offer from Chowan University, in Murfreesboro,... Read more
By Thomas C. Dozier Paul “Bear” Bryant once said, “If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.” Well, Meadowbrook rising senior Jordan Jeter is starting to feel his... Read more
By Harrison Louis If you want to get better, sometimes you need to take a step outside your comfort zone, get some fresh air, and remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be. Mariel Jennings has taken stock of his life and now knows where... Read more